The final piece of the evil-puzzle has been revealed in developer Larian Studios’ Baldur’s Gate III, and it’s the mad torturess Orin the Red.
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We’ve seen quite a bit of the deeper story revealed in the last few weeks for Larian’s Baldur’s Gate III. The massive turn-based RPG sequel is still technically in Early Access, though it’s about to hit full retail, for both the PC and PS5. But before it gets there, we’ve got one more villain to meet, and she’s not very nice at all.
Orin the Red, a murderess and torture-happy madwoman, is loose is Baldur’s Gate. To matters worse, she’s not exactly one to stand out in a crowd… unless you count her voice that is. Orin is played by a name that video game fans should be familiar with, Maggie Robertson.
If you somehow don’t know her, Robertson played both Resident Evil’s Lady Dimitrescu and God of War Ragnarök’s Skjóthendi the Unerring.
“Orin is, affectionately, unhinged,” said Robertson. “You don’t know when she’s going to pop up, you don’t know in what form she’s going to be, she’s incredibly tricksy.”
As Orin, Maggie Robertson joins General Ketheric Thorm (J.K. Simmons) and Lord Enver Gortash (Jason Isaacs) to complete the “unholy triumvirate” of villains in Baldur’s Gate 3.
“To be considered even in the same realm, much less share scenes with J.K. Simmons and Jason Isaacs… was such an honour, and it was so inspiring and exciting to see their work in this game and experience how our characters come together in the scenes we share to create this unholy, evil triumvirate,” said Robertson.Larian Studios press release
Ready to meet Orin? She’ll be on the prowl when Baldur’s Gate III arrives on the PC this week, on August 3rd. It’ll make its console arrival on the PS5 a little over a month later, on September 6th.